Phytomyza plantaginis Robineau-Desvoidy,

Eiseman, Charles S., Lonsdale, Owen & Feldman, Tracy S., 2019, Nine new species of Agromyzidae from North Carolina, USA, with new host and distribution records for additional species, Zootaxa 4571 (3), pp. 301-333: 316

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.3.1

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/987D8785-FFB4-0616-FF0E-AF9C47F0D1BF

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Plazi

scientific name

Phytomyza plantaginis Robineau-Desvoidy
status

 

Phytomyza plantaginis Robineau-Desvoidy 

( Figs. 25View FIGURES 21–25, 40View FIGURES 33–40)

Material examined. NORTH CAROLINA  : Scotland Co., Laurinburg , St. Andrews University, 2.v.2017, em. 18.v.2017, T.S. Feldman, ex Plantago wrightiana  , # CSE3686,  CNC939743View Materials (1♀)  .

Hosts. Plantaginaceae  : Plantago lanceolata  L., P. major  L. ( Spencer 1969), P. * wrightiana Decne.  TSF has found leaf mines consistent with Phytomyza plantaginis  on Plantago rugelii Decne. 

Leaf mine. ( Fig. 40View FIGURES 33–40) Long, narrow, white, linear; frass in large, widely spaced grains.

Puparium. Whitish; formed within the leaf, with the anterior spiracles projecting through the epidermis.

Distribution. Widespread through most of the USA; Canada: AB ( Sehgal 1971), ON, QC ( Spencer 1969); Europe; Japan; Australia; New Zealand ( Spencer & Steyskal 1986).

Comments. Although females of Phytomyza plantaginis  cannot always be distinguished with certainty from those of the European P. griffithsi Spencer  , the mine of that species is clearly different, consisting of numerous branches radiating from the petiole ( Ellis 2018).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Diptera

Family

Agromyzidae

Genus

Phytomyza